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PM Modi at G20 summit: Afghanistan needs immediate help; can't be terror safe haven

Participating virtually in the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan, Prime Minister Modi stressed the need to enhance the joint fight against the nexus of radicalization, terrorism and the smuggling of drugs and arms in the region.

PM Modi at G20 summit Afghanistan needs immediate help; can't be terror safe haven VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Oct 12, 2021, 8:08 PM IST
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Underlining the need to ensure that Afghanistan's territory does not become a safe haven for radicalization and terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the global community to have a unified international response to bring the desired change in Afghanistan.

The situation has deteriorated in the wake of the Taliban takeover of the war-torn country in August this year. 

Participating virtually in the G20 Extraordinary Summit on Afghanistan, Prime Minister Modi stressed upon the need to enhance the joint fight against the nexus of radicalization, terrorism and the smuggling of drugs and arms in the region.

He also vouched for the need to ensure that Afghanistan has immediate and unhindered access to humanitarian assistance.

According to multiple reports, Afghanistan has been reeling under a humanitarian crisis. 

Stating that the Afghan people have a great feeling of friendship for India, Prime Minister Modi said every Indian feels the pain of the Afghans who are facing hunger and malnutrition. 

During his speech, Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the developmental works that New Delhi has executed in the last two decades.

Stating that India had implemented over 500 development projects in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Modi said that New Delhi had contributed to promoting socio-economic development and capacity building of youth and women in Afghanistan.

He also called for an inclusive administration in Afghanistan, which includes women and minorities.

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